Since this fox dissed me, I am exploring which of my fine firearms would be most suitable for Fox Hunting.
I'm asking, does it really matter?
I am not a predator hunter, and know next to nothing about it, but possibly there is enough of my sordid life left to learn.
One concern seems to be how big a hole, is made through the critter's hide. Well, because of my inexpertise, I doubt I would ruin enough hides to effect the price of fox pelts anyway.
I'm thinking to use my Mdl 64 Win. with Peep sight, 30-30 with Cast Bullets, that is not a reduced load. Simply, because I like that gun.
Later, I plan to use a 7mm-08, and perhaps make up a Flat Shooting Load. That too, may make a beeg hole in a hide.
Of course, I may not even get a shot, or if I do, I may MISS. (Positive Thinking)
I need to check the regs, but I'm sure the season is open or soon will be. I've seen some bootiful foxes around here. One was a Blackie, and he really shined.
I don't intend to go into this in a big way. Like with the recorded calls etc. I got a couple of squeaky thingys, so if I'm OK with rifle choice, I'll put it on my calendar.
So, what are the prime considerations for choosing a Fox Rifle?
Smitty of the North